Welcome

Our church celebrates freedom of belief and welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds and faiths. Unitarian Universalism does not advocate a particular creed. We come together because of our shared commitment to values and to ways of living, not to religious dogma. See “What Is UU?” for more about the long history and tradition of Unitarian Universalism. The Strafford Universalist Society is the second oldest in Vermont and fourth oldest in the nation. Though the society was dormant for several years in the 1980s and 1990s, we are now growing again, meeting in the “new” church built in 1833 in South Strafford. We hope you will join us.

Coming Up

Sunday, October 6th, 10am “Our Foundation, Heart of our Universalist Beginnings”
led by Rev. Telos Whitfield

Teacher and philosopher, Origen of Alexandria, born around
185 C.E. offers the roots of our Universalism. Themes that emerge from his treatise On
First Principles: free will; educational value of history; and the infinity and eternal
motion (becoming) of human beings. We’ll explore foundations of our faith, and
relevance and inspiration today. We will also Bless our Animals in honor of St. Francis!

Sunday, October 20th, 10am “Ecomusicology: East Meeting West Through
Orchestrating American Youth Camps in China” led by Emerson Gale

He will share spiritual, musical insights he drew upon in creative problem solving across cultural differences as Camp Director in China this summer and in previous years.

 

 

 

 

News

Click the following link for the latest newsletter:

October 2019 Newsletter, Universalist Society of Strafford

Ongoing

Supporting the U.U.S.C. – It is never too late to make your Guest At Your Table donation. Contributions for the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee can be made on-line anytime:
https://donate.uusc.org/checkout/donation?eid=75595

A 2017 UUSC story of hope highlighted the work of Ursula Rakova, helping her fellow islanders on the Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea maintain dignity and keep their culture alive, in the face of
re-location due to climate change. Throughout its history, UUSC has advanced human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to
challenge oppressive policies. Let us continue to be inspired by this work and support efforts that create lasting and powerful change.